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How to Eat | Almond, Sunflower & Coconut Butter

How to Eat | Almond, Sunflower & Coconut Butter

If you’ve been reading here, you are aware that this is my first winter back in a cold climate after seven years of living in California. And while this has been a mild winter in Chicago, or so I’m told, I’m not all that into it, I’m sorry to say. I am hopeful that it […]

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Sunflower Scones & Other Sleepers

Sunflower Scones & Other Sleepers

One of my most important baked good theories concerns what I call sleeper pastries. Do you know them? I’m talking about the not-so-flashy options in the bakery case. The non-Instagrammable ones. The more understated treats looked over in the pursuit of their brighter, trendier neighbors. Things like rustic scones and flaky biscuits; everyday cakes unadorned […]

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Balance & A Good Green Smoothie

Balance & A Good Green Smoothie

January! The time of new beginnings, resolutions, recovery from the holidays and, apparently, polar vortices. This month, nearly over, has been a whirlwind in my little corner of the world. We didn’t arrive home from our holiday travel until a few days into January, which left me feeling like the year had started when I […]

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The Season of Traditions | Savory Granola

The Season of Traditions | Savory Granola

It’s Christmastime, the season of traditions! Like all other aspects of the holiday, traditions bring with them all kinds of baggage, the good kind and the bad. But in this dichotomy, I think what’s often missed about tradition is the fact that we create it—actively, in the present tense, in small, everyday ways. We think […]

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Between The Two | The Go-To Frittata

Between The Two | The Go-To Frittata

I come today with the most straightforward of recipes, for a moment in which things feel to me both immensely complicated and desperately simple. Politics, immigration and our nation’s ongoing inability to communicate across disagreement loom large. Yet it is summer, and for me, that conjures memories of simplicity at its finest: long days unfurling […]

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